Editorials

Zumix to Host 5K Race – Run 2 the Beat

August 25, 2014
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East Boston, Mass. – On Sunday, September 21st, ZUMIX, a nonprofit youth organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts, will host their fifth annual 5K race, RUN 2 the BEAT. At 9:00am, runners will take off on Boston’s most scenic, musical, and fun 5K. Starting in Piers Park at 108 Marginal...

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Charlie the Locksmith

August 13, 2014
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For nearly three decades Luciano “Charlie” Lopresto was the go to guy in East Boston if you were locked out of your house, needed a lock fixed or needed keys made to fit a lock. Mr. Lopresto died on August 5. Known locally as Charlie the Locksmith, Mr. Lopresto owned and operated the Charlie...

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Offical Ribbon Cutting on Greenway Set for August 21

August 13, 2014
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With the first section of the East Boston Greenway Connector open, the East Boston Greenway Council is planning an official ribbon cutting on section from Bremen Street Park to Wood Island Bay Marsh on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 p.m. This section of the Greenway Connector, built by Massport, opened for public use two...

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Kids Make a Big Splash for save the Harbor/Save the Bay

August 13, 2014
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Kids Make a Big Splash for save the Harbor/Save the Bay

On Friday, August 8th, 752 youth and teens from East Boston and nine other youth groups from Boston’s neighborhoods and surrounding communities took part in Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s 4th Annual Kids Beach Bash and Splash at the BCYF Curley Recreation Center at M Street Beach in South Boston. Among the groups participating...

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Support Eastie Fire Victims and Revere Tornado Victims

August 8, 2014
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Eastie residents have been very generous all week supporting the victims of last week’s fire on Sumner and Webster Streets but more can be done. The Tylers are turning their one year anniversary of the Maverick Market Place into a fundraiser for the victims on August 9 and 10. Residents can also donate money...

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Neither I nor Any Member of the Legislature Engaged in Inappropriate Conduct

August 8, 2014
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On July 24, the jury reached a verdict in the probation trial. It is a verdict that all of us have to respect. With respect to the jury’s verdict, it must be noted that the jury confirmed that neither I nor any member of the Legislature had engaged in any inappropriate conduct. While the...

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“Designing with Water” in Boston and Around the World

August 8, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston, in partnership with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Harbor Association, will be holding an international design competition for climate preparedness. The contest, which will kick off this fall, is funded by an $86,000 grant awarded by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal...

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Project Bread

August 1, 2014
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This summer, more than 50,000 children will enjoy a free, healthy breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner at one of more than 600 sites across Massachusetts—all part of the Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session. More...

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Vent Building Parks

July 25, 2014
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Rep. Carlo Basile’s work to get all the parks surrounding the vent building reopened and others across Meridian Street adopted by the Health Center should be commended. Basile saw the vent building project as an opportunity to return these dormant open spaces back to the community. He put pressure on MassDOT and argued that...

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Cab Attack

July 25, 2014
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An East Boston couple was arraigned yesterday on charges they beat and robbed a cab driver that refused to break traffic laws in order to get them to their destination, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Kristy Morgan, 28, and Robert Chamness, 32, both of East Boston, were arraigned in Boston Municipal...

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